[fpc-pascal] FPC 3 regression: cannot use TStringList for UTF-8 data any more?

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Mon Apr 4 15:19:05 CEST 2016

On 2016-04-04 13:15, Sven Barth wrote:
> Qt uses UTF-16 as well...

I always thought that strange. After all, Qt was born as a Unix-type GUI
toolkit. Unless I got my facts wrong. Then again, it's only in recent
years that Unix-like systems moved to UTF-8. I think even FreeBSD didn't
use UTF-8 out of the box (until the last one or two releases).

Java also uses UTF-16. What I like about those two are that they only
have one string type. No confusion, but then they don't have as long a
history as Pascal, so no legacy code to worry about.

  - Graeme -

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